BJP workers greet Kirron Kher with black flags in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Some disgruntled BJP workers here today greeted party nominee for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat Kirron Kher with black flags when she arrived here.

Kher who reached here by an afternoon flight, was shown black flags at least at two places enroute, sources said.

 BJP workers greet Kirron Kher with black flags in Chandigarh

Kirron Kher. AFP

At a couple of places, the disgruntled workers also raised slogans against her.

The party has named Kher as the candidate from Chandigarh, ignoring three front runners including former MP Satya Pal Jain, Chandigarh BJP President Sanjay Tandon and former Union Minister Harmohan Dhawan.

When Kher's candidature was announced by the party high command on Saturday, there was a revolt in the Chandigarh unit of the BJP, leading to a few resignations by some office bearers of the city unit.

From the Chandigarh seat, where polling will be held on April 10, former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is seeking re-election as Congress nominee.

Bansal had earlier downplayed the presence of prominent women — former Miss India Gul Panag (AAP) and actor Kirron Kher (BJP) — in the fray, saying paratroopers cannot do some overnight magic.

PTI

Updated Date: Mar 18, 2014 15:34:50 IST